Hermosa Beach, California

Welcome to the Hermosa Beach website for elder abuse attorneys at the Law Offices of Ben Yeroushalmi. We have created this website with the hope that you and your loved ones may live a happy and fulfilling life, and that if you must one day reside in a nursing home, that your residence is free of abuse and neglect.

Hermosa Beach is known for its sunbathing, beach volleyball, surfing and paddle boarding. Westerly sea breezes lessen what can be high summertime temperatures, and help keep smog away. Its population was 19,506 at the 2010 census. Hermosa Beach has no Skilled Nursing Facilities, but you can search this website for one convenient to you.

Many facilities are chronically understaffed and resort to the use of chemical restraints when they are unable to provide each and every patient with the individualized care that he or she needs. Antipsychotics are the most commonly used chemical restraints because they are known to have sedative effects. Although they are intended to treat those with mental illnesses, antipsychotics are commonly used to calm dementia patients when they have episodes of agitation. However, agitation and delirium often go hand in hand, and are usually a consequence of polypharmacy, which is the excessive use of multiple prescribed drugs simultaneously. It is only logical that if the problem is too many drugs, the answer should not be "more drugs," and this conclusion has also been confirmed by specialists.

Pain is also a major cause of agitation. Therefore, it is very important for nursing homes to have high-quality pain management programs such as music therapy, dance therapy, and pet therapy. Psychosocial interactions and exercise therapy have proven to be among the most effective treatments for pain management.

However, for any of these treatments to be effective, caretakers must be thoroughly trained in the tools and resources necessary to implement such programs, and it is the responsibility of the nursing home's owners and operators to see that they are. That's why it is so important you ensure your loved one's care facility is adequately staffed and that your loved one is being properly cared for by knowledgeable and well-trained employees. Unfortunately, some nursing homes do not have your loved one's best interest at heart. They use drugs to chemically restrain residents who suffer from agitation in order to make them easier to handle. Not only is this detrimental to your loved one's physical and mental well-being, but it is a direct violation of his or her Patients' Rights.

If your loved one resides in a nursing home and, you believe he or she is being wrongly chemically restrained, contact us today. We will come to you to provide you with a free consultation if you are unable to come in to our offices.

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Mr Yeroushalmi was our lawyer for a case involving my mother who was a victim of elderly abuse while in a nursing home. He and his team did an excellent job. My mother was able to live comfortably for the remaining years of her life due to the results of our case. I highly recommend Mr Ben Yeroushalmi. Danny
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